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Data Preparation > Database > ISI > Extract Author Bibliographic Coupling Network


Extracts the author bibliographic coupling network from an ISI database.

Each person who authored a document in the input database is represented by a node. An edge is drawn between the nodes for two people if and only if they authored documents which cited a common reference.


The output network will include the following summaries of your dataset:

Usage Hints

Load an ISI file into the tool, then create a database from it using the ISI database loader.

It is strongly recommended that the author information in the database be cleaned before extracting any co-citation networks from it.

For a quick analysis of a small dataset you may wish to merge together author entities with identical names. For a scientifically sound analysis of a larger dataset, you can find author entity merging suggestions (or manually set your own merging orders from scratch) and perform the merge.

Implementation Details

The specific query run by the tool can be found in the source code.